Bonner, Frank 1942–

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BONNER, Frank 1942–

(Frank Boers, Jr.)


Original name, Frank Woodrow Boers, Jr.; born February 28, 1942, in Little Rock, AR; son of Frank Woodrow (a saxophone player) and Grace Marie (a singer; maiden name, Dobbins) Boers; married Lilliana Carmen Van Groag, September 24, 1971 (divorced, 1980); married Catherine Sherwood, 1981; children: (first marriage) Desiree.


Manager—Guardian Angel Management, 11271 Ventura Blvd., Suite 271, Studio City, CA 91604.


Actor and director. Appeared with the Arkansas Repertory Theatre, Little Rock, AR, 1985–86. Also worked as a karate teacher.


Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Actors' Equity Association, Directors Guild of America.

Awards, Honors:

Los Angeles Drama Critics Award, for The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window.


Stage Appearances:

Made stage debut in The Only Bathtub in Oasis, Gallery Theatre, West Hollywood, CA; also appeared in The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window; The Lion in Winter; Twelve Angry Men; Measure for Measure; Auntie Mame; A Majority of One; The Crucible; The Balcony.

Film Appearances:

(As Frank Boers, Jr.) Jim Hudson, Equinox (also known as The Beast), VIP, 1970.

Cleta Dempsey, The Hoax, All–Scope International, 1972.

(Uncredited) Hotel doorman, Little Cigars (also known as The Little Cigars Mob), American International Pictures, 1973.

Swiss Bank Account, American Films, 1975.

Las Vegas Lady (also known as Raid on Ceasars), Crown International, 1976.

Realtor, The Longshot, Orion, 1986.

Chuck Hayes, You Can't Hurry Love (also known as Greetings from L.A. and Lovestruck), Lightning Pictures, 1988.

Soviet general, Going Under, Warner Bros., 1990.

Himself, The Best of Ed's Night Party, 1996.

Gressil, Motel, Telescene, 1998.

Kimmel, A Light in the Forest, Ardustry Home Entertainment LLC, 2002.

Harvey Ballister, Shut Up and Kiss Me!, American World Pictures, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

Herb Tarlek, WKRP in Cincinnati, CBS, 1978–82.

Henry "Buck" O'Connell, Scarecrow and Mrs. King, CBS, 1985–86.

Detective P. J. Mooney, Sidekicks (also known as The Last Electric Knight), ABC, 1986.

Father Robert Hargis, Just the Ten of Us, ABC, 1988–90.

Herbert "Herb" Tarlek, The New WKRP in Cincinnatti, 1991.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Compton, Fer–de–Lance (also known as Death Dive and Operation Serpent), CBS, 1974.

Rainbow, NBC, 1978.

Peter, Sex and the Single Parent, CBS, 1979.

Garth Kiley, The Facts of Life Goes to Paris, NBC, 1982.

Deputy Thad Prouty, No Man's Land, NBC, 1984.

Frank Williamson, The Colony, USA Network, 1995.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Howard, Sutters Bay, CBS, 1983.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Walt, "Body Language," Emergency!, NBC, 1973.

"Love and the Extra Job," Love, American Style, ABC, 1974.

Allecino, "Kelly's Song," Cannon, CBS, 1974.

Bill, "The Victim," Cannon, CBS, 1975.

Bartender, "C. W. Hyde," The Man from Atlantis, NBC, 1977.

Dr. Jonathan Hunt, "Country Cousin Blues/Daddy's Little Girl/Jackpot," The Love Boat, ABC, 1981.

Jack Simon, "Romance Times Three/Night of the Tormented Soul," Fantasy Island, ABC, 1981.

Officer Baxter, "The Chief's Gay Evening," Gimme a Break!, NBC, 1982.

"The Captain's Replacement/Sly as a Fox/Here Comes the Bride … Maybe," The Love Boat, ABC, 1983.

Mr. Pack, "Kirk Pops the Question," Newhart, CBS, 1984.

Leo Gibson, "I Shall Be Re–Released," Legmen, NBC, 1984.

Mel Kemper, "The Annies," The Duck Factory, NBC, 1984.

Brad Daniels, "Deep Cover," Simon & Simon, CBS, 1984.

Deadbeat husband, "Police Mamas," Gimme a Break!, NBC, 1985.

Fred, "Death Watch," Matt Houston, ABC, 1985.

"Requiem for a Fox," Crazy Like a Fox, CBS, 1985.

Seller, "Mac and Quon Le: No Reservations," Night Court, NBC, 1985.

"Love and Marriage Test/Love and the Teenage Daughter," New Love, American Style, ABC, 1986.

Cheapo Chester, "Cherie Lifesaver," Punky Brewster, NBC, 1986.

Hal Renquist, "Death Goes to the Movies," Blacke's Magic, NBC, 1986.

Preston Cowdrey, "Prince of a Guy," Night Court, NBC, 1986.

Walt, "She What?!," Evening Shade, CBS, 1993.

Mr. Harrington, "All Play and No Work," Saved by the Bell: The New Class, NBC, 1994.

Mr. Harrington, "Brian's Girlfriend," Saved by the Bell: The New Class, NBC, 1994.

Mr. Harrington, "Let the Games Begin," Saved by the Bell: The New Class, NBC, 1994.

Mr. Harrington, "Farewell Dance," Saved by the Bell: The New Class, NBC, 1994.

"Mr. Giggles" the dentist, "The Odd Couple," USA High, USA Network, 1997.

Mr. Spalding, "Big Sister Blues," Saved by the Bell: The New Class, 1997.

Jake, "Meet Mr. History," City Guys, NBC, 2000.

Also appeared in Mannix, CBS; Police Woman, NBC; Sweepstakes, NBC; George Burns Comedy Week, CBS.

Television Director; Movies:

Living Straight, 2003.

Television Director; Episodic:

"The Doctor's Daughter," WKRP in Cincinnati, CBS, 1980.

"Secrets of Dayton Heights," WKRP in Cincinnati, CBS, 1981.

"Till Debt Do Us Part," WKRP in Cincinnati, CBS, 1981.

"Love, Exciting and New," WKRP in Cincinnati, CBS, 1982.

"Circumstantial Evidence," WKRP in Cincinnati, CBS, 1982.

"Dear Liar," WKRP in Cincinnati, CBS, 1982.

"Love at First Byte," Head of the Class, ABC, 1986.

Just the Ten of Us, ABC, 1988–90.

"A Case of Murder," The Famous Teddy Z, CBS, 1989.

"Working Girls," Who's the Boss?, ABC, 1989.

"Fast Women," Evening Shade, CBS, 1990.

"And Then There Were None," Head of the Class, ABC, 1990.

"Merry Christmas to All and a Pointy Hat to You," You Take the Kids, 1990.

Harry and the Hendersons, Fox and syndicated, 1991–92.

"Big Sister," Saved by the Bell: The New Class, 1997.

"Friends," Saved by the Bell: The New Class, 1997.

"Secrets & Liz," Saved by the Bell: The New Class, 1997.

"A Tale of Two Siblings," Saved by the Bell: The New Class, 1997.

"The Odd Couple," USA High, 1997.

City Guys, NBC, 1997–2001.

Also directed "How to Make a Television," an unaired episode of The Famous Teddy Z; Frank's Place, CBS; The Mommies (also known as Mommies), NBC; Family Ties, NBC; Fudge; Campus Cops, USA Network.

Television Cinematographer; Episodic:

Worked as cinematographer on City Guys, NBC.